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Success Academy Harlem West

Quick Facts

  • 5-8 Current grades
  • 2012 Opened
  • 5-8 Planned grades
  • 3 District


Khari Shabazz

Born in Brooklyn and raised on Long Island, Khari graduated from John Jay College of Criminal Justice with a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and a master’s in Public Administration. He worked with the New York City Civilian Complaint Review Board, investigating allegations of police misconduct. Working in the New York City school system, he held various positions related to behavior management, and in 2007 he joined the Success Academy team as the first Dean of Students for the school and the network. Khari is active in several organizations that aim to empower high school students in underserved communities with leadership skills, global awareness and academic support.